Krishna Leela - Part 51 - The Story of the Shyamantaka Jewel
nārāyaṇaḿ namaskṛtya naraḿ caiva narottamam devīḿ sarasvatīḿ vyāsaḿ tato jayam udīrayet Before reciting this Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, which is the very means of conquest, one should offer respectful obeisances unto the Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa, unto Nara-nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi, the supermost human being, unto mother Sarasvatī, the goddess of learning, and unto Śrīla Vyāsadeva, the author. naṣṭa-prāyeṣv abhadreṣu nityaḿ bhāgavata-sevayā bhagavaty uttama-śloke bhaktir bhavati naiṣṭhikī By regular attendance in classes on the Bhāgavatam and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, all that is troublesome to the heart is almost completely destroyed, and loving service unto the Personality of Godhead, who is praised with transcendental songs, is established as an irrevocable fact. SB: 1.2.18 SB: 1.2.4 Om NamO Bhagavate VAsudevayA
SatrAjit – King in DvArakA Jurisdiction Devotee & friend of Sun God SyAmantakA Jewel Returning to Dwaraka Looked like Sun God Citizen goes to inform Krishna
Krishna’s expansion Vishnu – Four handed form Supreme GOD – Descended in VrndAvan Damodara, Govinda Proud to be a DvArakA Citizen Sun GOD is coming – not Wonderful
PP: Uttara Khanda 25.7: Sankara Lord Siva’s Incarnation Mayavadi Philosophy – God has no form. It is an Energy or Light. Material Form – Start & End Krishna’s form has no start and end To convince the less intelligent – God has no form
Krishna - It is SatrAjit. Wants to Show his opulence Started worshiping the Gold Materialist – Definition ? Krishna asked – SatrAjit refused Best thing should be with the king Syamantaka produces -170 pounds/day gold No scarcity, No disease, no excessive cold or hot
Prasena went to forest with the jewel Big Lion Killed him and took away the jewel Gorilla King JAmbavAn killed lion and took the jewel Krishna wants to find the jewel Great Devotee – Jewel son’s play toy SatrAjit – Krishna Killed prasena and took the jewel
Krishna saw Prasena & Horse dead He saw Lion also dead by hand Found It is JAmbavAn, Rksa Nurse cried very loudly Krishna & citizens found great tunnel Only Krishna entered, saw child playing with jewel
JAmbavAn did not recognize his Master because of anger BG: 2.63 krodhād bhavati sammohaḥ sammohāt smṛti-vibhramaḥ smṛti-bhraḿśād buddhi-nāśo buddhi-nāśāt praṇaśyati From anger, complete delusion arises, and from delusion bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost, and when intelligence is lost one falls down again into the material pool. Krishna – JAmbavAn fought for 28 days, both day & night
JAmbavAn became very tired Who can fight with me so hard ? Bodily strength cannot help to understand Krishna Krishna wants to exercise. With sportive spirit, mock fight Who can fight other than devotees? Once Krishna is pleased, JAmbavAn understood, it is Supreme Lord
Vedanta Sutra - JanmAdy Asya yatah Krishna – Creator of the scientist “ Kala”, time, creation, maintenance and annihilation Lord RAM- Bridge construction across the ocean. Ravana’s death. Krishna – None otherthan Lord Ram Surrender – No once else can defeat me like this
Krishna was pleased Krishna stroked his hand over Jambavan’s body Asked SyAmantakA Jewel JAmbavAn delivered Jewel as well as his daughter JAmbavati Citizens returned on 12 th day Residents prayed to Goddess Chandrabaga
Krishna enters mathura with his new wife JAmbavati All were happy and celebrated UgrasenA arranged a meeting All and Satrajit also came. Ugrasena explained all Satrajit was ashamed & concious of his offence Wanted to please Lord Krishna
Decided to handover the jewel and his daughter SatyabAma Arranged marriage with SatyabAmA Handed over the jewel as a gift Krishna was pleased Krishna – no need SyAmantakA Let it remain in the temple No scarcity, No disease, no excessive cold or hot
ataḥ pumbhir dvija-śreṣṭhā varṇāśrama-vibhāgaśaḥ svanuṣṭhitasya dharmasya saḿsiddhir hari-toṣaṇam SB: 1.2.13 O best among the twice-born, it is therefore concluded that the highest perfection one can achieve by discharging the duties prescribed for one's own occupation according to caste divisions and orders of life is to please the Personality of Godhead.
shravanam kirtanam dhyaanam harer adbhuta-karmanah janma-karma- gunaanaam ca tad-arthe 'khila-ceshtitam SB 11.3.27 One should always chant and hear about the extraordinarily wonderful activities of the Lord, one should meditate upon these activities, and one should endeavor to please the Lord.